Intermediate

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Intermediate

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Scales

Thirds in C

Play the C Major scale harmonized in 3rds & 6ths, moving these intervals up and down the fretboard.
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Arpeggios

Connecting Arpeggios in C pt. 1

Learn 7th chord arpeggios in one position at a moderate tempo
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Arpeggios

Connecting Arpeggios in C pt. 2

Level up your 7th chord arpeggios and go faster—16th note feel at 95bpm
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Arpeggios

Hypnotic Grooves: Chromatic Lines

Get started with chromaticism—here are some ideas to play over a dominant chord. Works well over C7 or Gm7 chords.
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Arpeggios

Hypnotic Grooves: Arpeggio Run

Play this bebop-like arpeggio run outlining a Gm11 chord
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Chords

7th Chord Voicings

Learn 8 new 7th shapes, playing G7 & B7
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Rhythm

Hypnotic Grooves: Backing Track

Here's a hypnotic backing track for you to practice your improvising. 90 BPM, Key of C.
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Transcriptions

Thank You (Riff)

Learn the riff and chord stab from this iconic funk tune by Sly & the Family Stone.
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Scales

Thirds in G

Play the G Major scale harmonized in 3rds & 6ths, moving these intervals up and down the fretboard.
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Rhythm

6/8 Polyrhythm Study

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Arpeggios

Connecting Arpeggios in C pt. 3

Learn another position for 7th chord arpeggios in C
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Chords

V7 to I Cadence

An exercise exploring the V7 to I cadence, highlighting the voice leading in the top voice of each chord.
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Rhythm

Evil Ways

Learn the groove from this iconic Santana tune.
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Scales

Phrygian Jam (E)

The basic building blocks of a Phrygian sound, key of E
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Scales

7th Chord Scale (C)

Play all the 7th chords in the key of C—using ascending 6th-string root voicings
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Scales

7th Chord Scale (G)

Play all the 7th chords in the key of G—using ascending 6th-string root voicings
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Arpeggios

Ascending Arpeggios (C)

Play ascending 7th chord arpeggios in the key of C
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Arpeggios

Ascending Arpeggios (G)

Play ascending 7th chord arpeggios in the key of G
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Scales

Mixolydian

Major scale variant with a b7
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Scales

Lydian

Major scale variant with a #4
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Chords

2-5-1-6 Voicings in D

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Chords

2-5-1 Shell Voicings in 12 Keys

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Chords

Jazz Blues Chord Voicings in G

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Transcriptions

Californication Guitar Solo

John Frusciante's solo on "Californication"
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Arpeggios

Arpeggios in C: 1,2,3,4

The first four arpeggios in the key of C
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Arpeggios

Arpeggios in C: 5,6,7, 1

Ascending arpeggios from 5 to 1 in the key of C
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Arpeggios

Secondary Dominant Line

An arpeggio line using a secondary dominant movement to set up the 2 chord. Key of C.
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Arpeggios

Connecting Arpeggios in C pt. 4

Level up your 7th chord arpeggios and go faster—16th note feel at 95bpm
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Arpeggios

Dm7 to Fmaj7

Play Fmaj7 as a chord synonym for Dm7
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Arpeggios

Dm7 to Am7

Play Am7 as a chord synonym for Dm7
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Arpeggios

Dm9(add11)

Play Dm9add11 - an extended Dm7 chord with Fmaj7 & Am7 in the upper structure
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Arpeggios

Dm6 Arpeggios

Play Dm6 to create a Dorian minor sound
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Arpeggios

Dm6 to G9

Play this chord synonym - G9 for Dm6
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Arpeggios

Hypnotic Grooves: Descending Line

Play this descending line over a C7 or Gm7 chord
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Arpeggios

Hypnotic Grooves: Lydian Dominant Line

Play line this to create a Lydian Dominant color—using b7 and #4
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Arpeggios

Hypnotic Grooves: Lydian Chord

This chord groove shifts the bass note to produce a Lydian chord—with the #4 in the bass
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Transcriptions

Wind Cries Mary

The essential parts of this classic Hendrix tune
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Transcriptions

Don't Think Twice

A simplified version of "Don't Think Twice"—great for working on your fingerpicking.
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Transcriptions

For the Love of God Intro Lick - Steve Vai

The opening lick from a live performance
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Transcriptions

China Cat Sunflower (Grateful Dead)

The main melody from this classic Grateful Dead tune. This is from a live recording released on the Europe '72 album.
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Rhythm

Tumbao Guitar Groove in A

This is a guitar groove with two voices (bassline and chord hits) played over a typical Afro-Cuban tumbao rhythm on congas.
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Transcriptions

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room (Melody)

Explore the main melody from this iconic John Mayer balled. Includes a simplified version, embellished version, and high harmony. Check out the harmonized scale exercise at the end!
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Transcriptions

Althea Intro (Grateful Dead)

The intro melody from the classic studio recording.
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Chords

Just the Two of Us

Learn chord voicings for this classic minor progression—popular in soul, R&B, and jazz: VI - V7 - i - III7
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Transcriptions

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Lick - "Sahib Teri Bandi"

This lick comes from a chant at the midpoint of "Sahib Teri Bandi" from the album The Last Prophet (1994)
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Arpeggios

Dmi(maj7)

Play Dmi(maj7) to create a tonic minor sound. Also implies V7 to i (A7 to Dm)
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Arpeggios

maj7 Arpeggio Shapes

A series of shapes for Cmaj7, which can be applied to any maj7 chord by shifting the root note.
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Chords

maj7 Voicings

Learn 8 new maj7 shapes, playing Cmaj7 & Emaj7
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Chords

m7 Voicings

Learn 8 new m7 shapes, playing Dm7 & F#m7
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Chords

m7b5 Voicings

Learn 8 new m7b5 shapes, playing G7 & B7
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Arpeggios

Bebop Chromatic Lick

Here we move a classic bebop lick through different tonalities, all resolving to C major.
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